(Pictured, 100% renewable energy champions at Global Learning Forum 2017. Elected officials and staff from local governments with a 100% RE commitment: Boulder, Colorado; Burlington, Vermont; East Hampton, New York; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Oxford County, Ontario; Portland, Oregon; San Diego, California; San Francisco, California; Sønderborg, Denmark; St. Petersburg, Florida; Vancouver, B.C.; Växjö, Sweden; and Victoria, B.C.)
Global Learning Forum 2017 was convened by Renewable Cities, a global initiative of the Simon Fraser University Centre for Dialogue, from May 17-19, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Forum 2017 provided the platform for a solutions-focused dialogue on the transition to 100% renewable energy in cities. 320 participants representing different sectors and coming from 13 countries, 30 provinces and states and 105 different municipalities joined us for the event.
Global Learning Forum 2017 was designed to maximize dialogue and exchange. As identified by participants, the most valuable outcomes of the event were:
Bringing together a diverse group of urban renewable energy leaders
Developing a community of practice
Sharing urban renewable energy planning opportunities
“The 2017 Forum was the most stimulating, engaging and relevant conference that I have attended for a very long time. Participants were all interested in sharing experiences and people from around the world had passion and commitment to pursuing the promise of renewable energy.”
— Global Learning Forum participant
This Final Report contains a synthesis of key ideas from the event. Download in interactive PDF formats: web or print versions.
We have strived to document Global Learning Forum 2017 to the fullest extent possible: